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Linewatch (2008)

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Michael Dixon is a seasoned agent working linewatch on the US/Mexico Border. Well respected by his peers at US Border Patrol, and well loved by his family (wife Angela and 5 year old ... See full summary »

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Michael Dixon
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Kimo
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Little Boy
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Warren Kane
Malieek Straughter ...
Cook
AMG ...
Stokes
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Angela Dixon
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Luis (as Omar Paz Trujillo)
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Spencer
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Simon
Francisco A. Fernandez ...
Juan (as Francisco Fernandez)
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Vargas
Bryan Lane ...
Sam King
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Jim Barnett
Josh Coffman ...
Bill Krott (as Josh J. Coffman)
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Michael Dixon is a seasoned agent working linewatch on the US/Mexico Border. Well respected by his peers at US Border Patrol, and well loved by his family (wife Angela and 5 year old daughter Emily), Michael's world is suddenly threatened by secrets from his past. Michael was not always the respectable family man he now has become - he was a vicious Los Angeles gang member who turned his back on the gang and his own brutal ways. But no one can quit the gang, so when a chance encounter leads the gang to Michael in New Mexico, Michael is forced to find a way to protect his family, even if it means helping the psychotic gang leader Drake smuggle a truckload of drugs across the border. Written by dennyeor

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On the border between the US and Mexico, the law is what you make it.

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Crime | Drama | Thriller

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Rated R for violence and language | See all certifications »
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Release Date:

21 October 2008 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

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$5,000,000 (estimated)
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Despite the fact that this was filmed in Super 35, "Filmed in Panavision" is listed in the end credits. See more »

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The movie starts with Michael heading off into the desert, with climbing rope, to track a bad guy. The desert is completely flat. In the next shot, he is upon hills and cliffs. Meaning he would've had to travel further than eyesight in the open, clear desert. Possibly 20 miles. See more »

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Decent plot that never realizes it's true potential.
7 February 2009 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

As a resident of a border state with Mexico, I was intrigued with the potential storyline that this film could portray. Unfortunately, it started out by meeting my expectations, but flat-lined about 15 minutes in. Aside from Cuba Gooding Jr.,and the actors who played both his wife and daughter, the performances of everyone else reeked with an odor that indicated that this was a low budget independent film. Instead of chasing "coyotes," the well known and despised human smugglers who incite so much tension and hatred along our borders, this film chased a story line about a bunch of big city gansta's who had the maturity level of 8 year olds. It's worth the $3 rental just to see Cuba Gooding Jr. Don't expect too much though. You just might be disappointed.


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